Why do I cosleep?
So I can keep sleeping when you need to nurse.
So I can smell the sweet milky breaths you breathe all night long.
So I can stare at your moonlight-bright cheeks and marvel at your perfection.
So I can help you connect with Daddy after a day of being separated.
So I can monitor your fever throughout the fitful, restless night.
So I can hear you choking and coughing, then catch the vomit in my hand (!!) before it gets all over you.
So I can feel the perfect fit of you snuggled up against my side.
So I can wake up to you patting my cheek and singing to me.
So we can snuggle our way to wakefulness each day.
So we can laugh and wrestle and connect on lazy Saturday mornings.
So I can enjoy you fully before you are too grown up to need to be in my bed anymore.